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Olaf Wendt: Retrospective

Show runs from 19th July to 3rd September 2012
Unit 24 Gallery is pleased to present a retrospective exhibition of works by visual effects artist, supervisor and director Olaf Wendt.

This exhibition showcases images from a number of his projects executed in the 1990’s including record covers, a tech-noir action adventure game called Burn: Cycle and Virtual Nightclub, an interactive music experience.

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For 24Design,Olaf Wendt is going to produce … details SOON!

Olaf Wendt is a visual effects supervisor, designer and director with a broad base of experience in film, design, music videos and computer games. The artist currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Born and educated in Germany he travelled to the UK to read Maths and Computation at Oriel College, Oxford. Soon after college he co-founded one of London’s first multimedia production companies, ZapFactor where he combined his understanding of new technologies with his strong visual design sense to produce innovative and ground-breaking work across moving image and interactive platforms for advertising clients such as Rolling Rock, Reebok, McCann-Erickson and music clients such as Erasure and Duran Duran.

He continued this work on a bigger scale by designing and producing computer games through a new venture, TripMedia Ltd. The first of these, Burn:Cycle, an award-winning tech noir action adventure set in a Blade-Runner style future metropolis, seamlessly fused storytelling with game- play in one of the first interactive movies and allowed Olaf to develop a distinctive visual style. In the title Virtual Nightclub Olaf fashioned a cross between MTV and a computer game and he worked and directed recording artists such as Redman, Herbie Hancock, PM Dawn, the Stereo MCs and many others for the project.

This led to Olaf directing music videos for other artists. He became involved in conceptual art projects and made a number of experimental short films. His short film ˜Performer’ was selected for over a dozen film festivals around the world and won several awards. At the same time he continued to work as a designer and vfx artist and became more and more involved with work on his first love – feature films, working with directors such as Mike Nich- ols, Paul Verhoeven, Peter Yates, lending his hand to the ever evolving process of creating new worlds for the screen.

He developed a on-set previsualisation system allowing the real-time display of computer-graphic characters through the camera viewfinder for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Olaf has given lectures on his work internationally; he has been asked to judge awards shows and also has taught extensively. developed a vfx and animation programme for Escape Studios in London.

Unit 24 Gallery is pleased to present a retrospective exhibition of works Olaf Wendt from 19th July to 3rd September 2012. The exhibition showcases images from a number of his projects executed in the 1990 including record covers, a tech-noir action adventure game called Burn:Cycle and Virtual Nightclub, an interactive music experience. More information on unit24.info and some images below!


Interview with artist Clayton Campbell and Curator Irina Cios

An interview with artist Clayton Campbell and Curator Irina Cios at the International Center of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania, where the artist’s photographic project ‘Words We Have Learned Since 9/11’ was on view from June 13 to July 7, 2012


For 24Design, Eric Parnes is going to produce a limited edition of t-shirts inspired by his neon series, which explores the dichotomy between Western brands and culture and the Eastern world.

The increasing effect of commercialism and its global resonance has produced a forced dialogue between the East and the West. This cultural discourse stages a unique relationship between the ancient and the contemporary.

Born in the West with immediate family roots in Iran, my vision reflects one’s internal struggle to define identity and can be traced to early childhood experience. As a conceptual artist, the catharsis of creation has compelled me to examine and portray the perceived differences and similarities of the world I was born in as well as the echoes of the eras of my forefathers, allowing me to concentrate on crafting a series of works that revise and explore one’s understanding of ‘The Orient.’

The term Orientalism has been commonly described as the Occidental West’s long time attempt to depict the Middle East. Fantasy-driven concepts and themes, often idealized or romanticized, provided for a continuous melding of these cultures, producing imagery that continues to affect our perception today.Reaching far beyond the borders of the United States and the Middle East, my art assesses the modern, the mystic, and the visceral reality of a Neo-Orientalist.

Today the delineations between the East and West are increasingly blurred, with the cardinal points both exporting and interpreting their respective societies. As an artist seeking to define Neo-Orientalism, my work continues to explore this intriguing correlation and contribute to the intersection of culture and modern identity.





Interested in graphic design, photography and book art, Tiziana Lardieri will present in the frames of 24 Design a handcrafted book investigating our visual perception of colours in relation to London’s urban spaces.

Tiziana is a graphic designer living and working in London who has a particular interest in everything to do with book design, layout, typography, paper and colours. As an artist she is always willing to learn and experience and explore other disciplines within the graphic design field. Tiziana is very passionate about design and is always fascinated by how it can be related in so many ways to a large variety of fields and disciplines. Photography is also one of Her greatest passions and it provides Tiziana with the freedom to express reflectively what is around her.

London in Colours – handcrafted book

London in Colours is a personal project produced exclusively for 24Design and is based on Tiziana’s perception of colour in association with London’s urban spaces. Her aim is to document London by exploring its different characteristics, using colors as the main language with which to represent them.